The Proper Perspective About Suffering – 1 Peter 4:12-19

The Proper Perspective About Suffering – 1 Peter 4:12-19

Sunday Service – 6/18/2017

Pastor Bryan Parish

“The Proper Perspective About Suffering”







  1. Responses to Suffering 4.12-13
    1. The Wrong Response (4.12)
    2. The Right Response (4.13)
  2. Mindsets about Suffering 4.14-15
    1. The Mindset of the Believer (4.14a)
    2. The Mindset of the Unbeliever (4.14b)
  3. Reasons for Suffering (4.15-16)
    1. The Wrong Reasons (4.15)
    2. The Right Reasons (4.16)
  4. Judgments and Suffering 4.17-18
    1. Judgment and Believers (4.17)
    2. Judgment and Unbelieves (4.18)
  5. Conclusions About Suffering 4.19
    1. It is God’s Will to Suffer for Him (4.19a)
    2. It is God’s Will to Trust in Him (4.19b)


1Pet. 4:12   Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.


1Pet. 4:17   For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 Now

“If the righteous one is scarcely saved,

Where will the ungodly and the sinner appear?”

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.


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